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May
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comment Should I let chronic training load drop (as in stop training) to end my current level of tiredness or continue riding?
What kind of TSS were you carrying into the TT series, were your ATL and CTL changing rapidly, and what was your IF for the TT?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on My bike leans to the right. What should I check?
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May
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comment Does Bike or Rider Weight / Groupset affect cruising speed on the flat
Strava power estimates can be off by quite a bit (either high or low) when compared to actual measurements with an on-bike power meter, especially over short intervals. Averages over an entire ride will typically be closer. This could be a good bicycles.stackexchange question.
May
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comment Trainers: Fluid or Mag
If you incorporate the clarification that a fluid trainer can produce the needed load but at high cadence rather than low, I would upvote your answer.
May
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comment Trainers: Fluid or Mag
Here's an example: I just hopped on my CycleTek fluid trainer with my Power Tap-equipped bike. The trainer can handle 1000 watts but in my highest gear ratio (52x12) at 60 rpm my wheel speed was only ~31 km/h, and the trainer could only produce about 300 watts of resistance at that wheel speed. I would need a higher gear ratio to produce "high intensity" power at low cadence. The alternative, of course, is not to do this at low cadence. Many fluid trainers can produce adequate load if the wheel speed is high enough. That means high power at high cadence.
May
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comment Trainers: Fluid or Mag
Right, the issue isn't whether there are trainers (either magnetic or fluid) that can create enough load -- the issue is whether they can create enough load at low rpm. "High intensity" usually means "sprint intervals" which are supra-VO2Max. In a sprint interval on the road your cadence is typically up around 120 rpm or higher and you're using a relatively low gear to accelerate up to speed. On a trainer the roller speed will need to be high, so you'll need to use a higher gear. You'll need an even higher gear still to do this at low rpm.
May
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comment Trainers: Fluid or Mag
OK, thanks. The short answer is you're going to have a hard time finding a fluid trainer that will provide that kind of load at low rpm (and you won't be able to find a magnetic trainer that can provide that load at all). I'll do the calculations and provide a more complete answer tomorrow -- unless someone else wants to do the calculations and write-up and I'll upvote that.
May
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comment Trainers: Fluid or Mag
Also, in order to give a good answer to your question, it would be good to know what speed you can maintain when climbing, the slope of that hill, your cadence on that hill, and your total weight. Knowing those things will help to determine whether a fluid (or magnetic) trainer can provide the appropriate load.
May
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comment Trainers: Fluid or Mag
I haven't looked at the specifics of the TCT high intensity low rpm workout. How high is high intensity, how is it measured, and how low is the rpm?
May
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revised Does Bike or Rider Weight / Groupset affect cruising speed on the flat
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answered Does Bike or Rider Weight / Groupset affect cruising speed on the flat
May
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comment Does Bike or Rider Weight / Groupset affect cruising speed on the flat
How are your watts being measured? And, the guy who claimed to be able to cruise at 30mph at 250 watts must not be riding a bike like yours -- that would imply very low rolling resistance and a CdA of around .145 m^2, which is lower than most unfaired recumbents and in the range of several faired recumbents.
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